Events in 2020

Update 24 March 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Garden is closed until further notice and our events cancelled until the end of May. This situation will be reviewed based upon guidance from the Government. Please check back for updates, or visit: www.bordehill.co.uk/covid-19-updates

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Opening times:
14 March – 1 November 2020
10am to 5pm daily (6pm at weekends from 1 May – 30 September and daily in July and August)

Click to see photos of our previous events, or upload your own on Instagram using #bordehillgarden

May
31
Sun
2020
Focus 10k Run for Chailey Heritage Foundation
May 31 all-day

Take part in the 2020 10K, 5K or Kids Mini-Mile run in the scenic parkland and stunning woodland at Borde Hill. Every pound raised will go to Chailey Heritage Foundation, a pionering local charity helping with education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

You can expect

  • Well marked trail course through park and woodland with a couple of steep hills
  • Choose between 5K (1 lap) and 10K (2 laps)
  • Children’s Mini Mile for younger participants
  • Chip timing
  • Souvenir t-shirts on sale
  • Souvenir water bottles and other goodies on sale
  • Support, and exciting incentives, to help you fundraise
  • Training advice and tips
  • New ‘Run for My School’ competition

On the day

  • Race village brimming with entertainment, food and drink for spectators and runners
  • Medal for every participant
  • Free goodies for every runner, including treats and discount vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Winners’ prizes
  • On tap water provided (please bring a bottle or a cup)

Timings

  • 08:30 Race Village Opens
  • 08:30 Race Registration Opens
  • 09:30 Mini Mile Race Start
  • 10:00 5K & 10K Race Start
  • 12:00 Prize Giving
  • 13:00 Race Village Closes

Prices:

Early Bird (for a limited time only)
Mini Mile: £6 + Booking Fee
5k: £12.50 + Booking Fee
10k: £18.50 + Booking Fee

Jun
6
Sat
2020
Course: Bumblebee Conservation in Gardens
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Bumblebee Conservation in Gardens

A course for anyone interested in understanding bumblebees and supporting their conservation in gardens.

During the 3 hour session, you will be introduced to the ecology and identification of bumblebees using a combination of presentations and field surveys.

You will learn how to observe and collect specimens, and have the opportunity to use field equipment and identification guides. We will discuss the nesting requirements and foraging preferences of difference species and identify important plant families to encourage them.

The course will be delivered by Joanne Carnell PhD, a qualified tutor from GardenLife Lab and includes both theory and practical elements. It will take place in the Garden Marquee and outside in the Garden. Suitable for beginners.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists

Joanne Carnell, PhD, is a biologist specialising in pollinator nutrition and insect conservation. She did her PhD at the University of Sussex and has been teaching biology and ecology for six years. She created and now runs the GardenLife Lab, whilst continuing research into ways to maximise garden biodiversity.

 

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Tickets
£25.00, to include Garden admission
£16.00 for Friends
Includes refreshments on arrival
Advance booking required

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit the Gardener’s Retreat Cafe located in the Garden.

Ticket price includes admission so you are welcome to explore the Garden at leisure before or after the course.

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Nature for Wellbeing: early-morning Mandala Yoga
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Nature for Wellbeing – Mandala Yoga on the South Lawn, with Keren Ghitis

Unwind from the stresses of everyday life whilst experiencing the tranquility of the Garden in a truly unique way. This one and a half hour outdoor yoga session will take place on the South Lawn prior to the Garden opening to the public.

The session will lift your spirits and help you find inner peace using poses and shapes inspired by nature and the beautiful garden surroundings. It will begin with individual yoga, moving into poses with another participant, finishing with group yoga.

After the session, you will be able to stay and enjoy the Garden at leisure.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome.
Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

In the event of wet weather, the yoga session will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Tickets
£20.00 per person
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 15 – Jun 26 all-day

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

Photo credit: Marianne Majerus
Photo credit: Marianne Majerus

Admire the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak; a real feast for the senses with 750 David Austin rose plants and 100 varieties filling the air with a glorious fragrance.

The Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996, contains the most valued and popular roses developed by David Austin, including Gertrude Jekyll, Winchester Cathedral and Graham Thomas. It also contains the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months in the UK including Olivia Rose Austin, Lady Emma Hamilton and Darcy Bussell.

Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, says “Jay Robin’s Rose Garden is undoubtedly the main highlight of the summer displays, with the sight and fragrance of over 750 David Austin roses being something to behold.”

Special Group Tours 
During Rose Celebration Weeks, groups (15+ people) are invited to book a weekday guided tour of the principal ground floor rooms of the Elizabethan Mansion House, decorated especially with roses. Contact our Group Bookings Manager on 01444 450326 for details.

Other Rose Celebration events
Wed 17 June, 11am: Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Fri 19 June, 10.30am: ‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses
Thur 2 July,10.30am: ‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant

Rose Plants & Specialist Gifts
Browse our plant nursery for David Austin roses, or take home a rose-themed souvenir from our gift shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.

Jun
19
Fri
2020
‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.

Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.

Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.

Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996

Tickets
£39.50 non-members
£31.60 (20% discount for RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
Advance booking required

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Jun
20
Sat
2020
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show – event postponed until summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Abi Street - Glass
Diane Rogers - Textiles
Diane Rogers - Textiles
Ken Eardley - Ceramics
Ken Eardley - Ceramics

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at Borde Hill Garden.

Browse a spectacular variety of well-designed, inspirational and beautifully made arts and crafts in a large marquee on the Azalea Ring. Meet the designer makers and see examples of their work, including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, print making, textile art, woodwork and more.

Most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned and there will be craft demonstrations, including raku techniques and kiln firings.

Tickets
Included in Standard Garden admission (FREE to Friends)
Admission includes entry to the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Playground.
Dogs on leads welcome

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event

Tickets booked in advance will be fast-tracked on the day

Jul
2
Thu
2020
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, is bringing her Sussex Garden School to Borde Hill. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative workshops are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop – Thursday 2 July, 10.30-3.30

Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.

Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest. But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?

In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

Subjects covered:
Different types of rose plants – choosing, buying and planting roses – perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border – the practicalities of maintaining a rose border

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting

By the end of the day you will:

  • understand how to combine rose plants for beautiful effect
  • understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  • know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  • Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

The Group:
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.

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Tickets:
£90.00 (Early Bird £80.00 if booked before 15 May)
£72.00 (RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill)

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Includes: Garden entry and illustrated handouts

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Wellbeing through Creativity Workshop
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wellbeing through Creativity – Workshop with Keren Ghitis and Sarah Frances

Enhance your wellbeing and find inner peace by tapping into your creativity during this unique three and a half hour writing, drawing and meditation workshop inspired by nature.

When we allow ourselves to let go of our ‘thinking mind’ we’re able to de-stress and use our intuition to find our inner creativity which is naturally there within us all.

Using the beauty of the Garden as inspiration, this fun and experimental workshop will lift your spirits with a series of meditation, creative expression and movement exercises designed to promote wellbeing and calmness.

After the workshop, you will be able to stay and enjoy the Garden at leisure.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome.
Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

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Tickets
£55.00 per person
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission and materials for the workshop

Jul
11
Sat
2020
Sussex Gin Fest 2020
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sussex Gin Fest 2020 @ Borde Hill Garden

The UK’s Biggest Gin Festival Returns to Borde Hill Garden on Saturday 11th July 2020. Tickets on sale now!

Bigger, better and with even more to experience and enjoy, celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Sussex, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique festival. With delicious hot and cold artisan food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and not forgetting our main stage with live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest festival tickets for 2020.

Set within more than two hundred acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate “living garden rooms”, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Following the success of Sussex Gin Fest 2019, we are delighted to be hosting the festival once again, with ticket holders gaining free entry into Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex produce is at the centre of this unique festival, but we will also be showcasing gins of the world with international culinary options to compliment them, and our ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small-batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. There will also be a local beer brewer on-site and some Sussex ‘fizz’ for you to try and when you need cooling down under the July sunshine we even have a gin and tonic sorbet to quench your thirst!

This event is only for people aged 18 and over.  Please drink responsibly.

Tickets

Early Bird: £12.50 (no booking fee when booked directly through the Borde Hill website)

By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined at: sussexginfest.com

Refund policy: No Refunds.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, the event is only for people aged 18 and over. Please make sure to bring ID if you look under 25, as we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy.

Are dogs allowed at Sussex Gin Fest?

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any animals. Exceptions will be made for guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other support animals.

Will there be any seating?

This is a standing ticket, but there will be lots of various options for seating provided during the event.

Jul
12
Sun
2020
Borde Hill Brass Festival
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring a picnic and relax in the Garden whilst enjoying a day of non-competitive brass band music from young and old alike, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association.

No judges, no prizes, just the joy of making and hearing great brass music.

Entry is included in Garden admission.

To enter the Borde Hill Brass Festival, visit the SCABA website for details and entry forms: scaba.co.uk

Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a guided Sensory Walk

Take sanctuary from today’s hectic world on a restful and restorative guided walk in the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill Garden.

Visiting gardens and spending time in the fresh air can enhance feelings of wellbeing whilst helping improve both physical and mental health. Whether living with sensory or physical impairment, our dementia-friendly walks provide an enjoyable experience for all.

This walk will take in the Garden’s colourful and highly scented Rose Garden, at its peak with 750 David Austin rose plants filling the air with fragrance. Visitors will be encouraged to get up close and to smell the different varieties, whist also being able to feel and touch the purple nepeta blooms surrounding the Rose Garden’s central pool, a favourite plant for buzzing bees and pollinating insects.

Take time out to relax and chat with like-minded people whilst reconnecting with nature through sight, smell and touch.

Tickets:
Included in Garden admission and bookable on the day on a first come, first served basis. Carers are Free

The Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility, whilst gentle slopes with hard surfaces allow wheelchair access. There are plenty of benches located throughout the Garden.

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Jul
18
Sat
2020
Kids Summer Fun: The Enchanted Woodland
Jul 18 – Aug 31 all-day

Let your children’s imaginations run wild this summer holiday as they explore the Woodland to discover sprites and mud creatures on an enchanting daily trail.

Includes activities on selected days throughout the holidays.

Details to follow

Jul
24
Fri
2020
Open Air Opera: Tosca
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: Tosca

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present Tosca by Puccini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Tosca is a must see for both newcomers and aficionados. Beautiful and breathtaking arias and rousing musical moments in Puccini’s magnificent score which flows like the incidental music to a film – introducing and reinforcing dramatic events.

This new production is set in Rome in the 1940’s and brings to light all of the tragedies that happen in relationships during a world of conflict.

The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in the life of Figaro. A joyful farce in which we witness the foibles and intrigues used to reveal the indiscretions of a philandeing nobleman, Count Almaviva. Some of Mozart’s most sublime music features in this bittersweet yet uplifting comedy. Opera Brava’s new production with an International cast and set in the Eighteenth Century will delight and enlighten you in this glorious production.

World class singing from Britain’s outstanding touring opera company. The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.00pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.00pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Aug
1
Sat
2020
The Artist’s Garden – Summer Exhibition
Aug 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Borde Hill has been an inspiration for horticulturalists and artists for generations and this summer we are proud to continue this tradition by displaying the artistic response to the beauty of nature, countryside and gardens.

Visitors will be able to explore the historical Garden, renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, where they will discover approximately 40 works by established and up-and-coming artists inspired by both flora and fauna.

In addition to an enticing selection of garden sculptures, the exhibition, sponsored by local employer, 1st Central, will also include a number of paintings and smaller works displayed within the Garden shop and Green Tree Gallery. Uniting the work is their common fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us.

Exhibiting artists to be confirmed.

Admission included in standard entry price.

Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

For more information, please contact us at sculptureandart@bordehill.co.uk

Aug
4
Tue
2020
Kids Summer Fun – Young Explorers Club
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all Young Explorers!

As part of our Kids Summer Fun activities, children aged 10-15 will have the unique opportunity to explore the Woodland with one of the scientists from GardenLife Lab.

During the 1 hour adventure, they will discover the life cycle of the woodland by investigating the strange world of minibeasts, joining a fungi hunt and learning the secrets of the trees, including the chance to do some bark rubbing.

This hands-on woodland exploration teaches ecology, fauna and flora identification, encouraging children to ask questions about the natural world.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£15.00 per child, to include Garden admission
£9.00 for Friends
Advance booking required

Aug
6
Thu
2020
Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for kids (7-11) – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for kids aged 7-11

This photography course will focus on capturing the summer sun through our camera lenses. Students will learn how their camera makes a photograph enabling them to take great close ups of Borde Hill’s amazing flowers and sculptures and sharp wildlife images of the bees and butterflies.

We will spend the majority of the class outdoors in the beautiful grounds capturing summer through our lenses together. We’ll find bright coloured flowers to photograph, learning how to blur our backgrounds, and take show-stopping action shots of one another and the birds & bugs in the park. Our students will put to use their new knowledge, using their camera settings and composition tips to create fun summer images to show off at home.

Tickets (kids 7-11)
£39.00
Camera rental £5.00
Advance booking required

Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for teens – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for teens aged 12-15

This course will focus on capturing the essence of summer. Students will learn how their aperture, shutter speed and iso affect their images and make great photos.

We will teach our students how to use their camera settings creatively, making wonderful images of the summer through their viewfinders. We will work with aperture to blur the backgrounds behind the summer blossoms and shutter speed to capture the wildlife in the gardens of Borde Hill. We’ll look at famous photographers images together, discussing composition and how we can apply the same ideas in our own photographs. The majority of the lesson outdoors using our new knowledge to take stunning colourful shots representing summer at its best!

Bring a snack!

Tickets (teens 12-15)
£50.00
Optional additional DSLR camera hire fee £10.00
Advance booking required

Aug
9
Sun
2020
Bark in the Park
Aug 9 all-day

A fun day out in the Parkland for dogs of all shapes and sizes… and their families!

The day will include:

  • An arena with a Fun Dog Show and demonstrations
  • Have-a-go Agility
  • Scurry and Retrieve
  • Stalls selling dog or ‘country’ related merchandise
  • Stalls promoting dog related services e.g dog grooming
  • Dog Charity/welfare stands
  • Refreshments to include a BBQ, Ice-Creams, Vintage Bar and Coffee Van
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Refreshment stalls and family-friendly

Why not bring your four-legged friend and join in the fun.

Admission
£5.00 per car (including Friends of Borde Hill)

Aug
13
Thu
2020
Nature for Wellbeing: Light & Dark – Sleep Improvement Workshop
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Light & Dark Workshop – how time spent outdoors improves sleep

Why do we go to sleep late and struggle to get up on time? Before we used artificial lights, our sleep cycles were guided by the light of the sun.

During this 2 hour workshop, you will be able to experience the tranquillity of a summer’s evening at Borde Hill during a fun and relaxing walk through the Garden.

You will also discover the benefits of natural light for our circadian rhythms and learn how to maximise your sensory experience of natural light to help you reset your body clock and permanently improve your sleep patterns.

The workshop is delivered by a qualified tutor from GardenLife Lab and includes both theory and practical elements. It will take place in the Garden Marquee and outside in the Garden. Suitable for beginners.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£25.00
£16.00 for Friends
Includes refreshments on arrival
Advance booking required

Ticket holders are welcome to come along earlier in the day to explore the Garden at leisure, prior to the workshop beginning at 5pm.

The Gardener’s Retreat Cafe will be open until 5.30pm with the Garden closing to the public at 6pm. The workshop will finish at 7pm.

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Children's Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink

David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description:
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Performed on the South Lawn against the backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.
Running time: 2 hours

Booking essential

Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39

Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only
Age 7+

We are unable to offer refunds for this production

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Aug
22
Sat
2020
British Eventing Horse Trials
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day

We are delighted to welcome competitors, their supporters and spectators to the Borde Hill British Eventing Horse Trials, including Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping in the Parkland.

Free to Friends

Click here to visit the Borde Hill Horse Trials webpage.

Aug
23
Sun
2020
Porsche Club Great Britain
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Porsche Club, R23 Sussex Region, will showcase their members’ cars on the South Lawn. Included in Garden admission.

www.porscheclubgb.com

Aug
30
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Sep
6
Sun
2020
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of Harley-Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill Garden from the 1066 Chapter.

Featuring live music from the Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm, singing the very best rock ‘n’ roll. blues, country and jazz.

Plus a barbecue and local ales available to purchase.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Sep
7
Mon
2020
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 7 all-day

Join us when we open especially for the National Gardens Scheme charity… a perfect opportunity to enjoy our late summer colour whilst supporting the work on the NGS..

Normal admission charges apply, with all net proceeds going to the NGS.

 

Sep
13
Sun
2020
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Plant Fairs Roadshow  returns to Borde Hill Garden with a wide range of locally grown, garden worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is a collective of specialist nurseries who will be setting up their stalls on the South Lawn in front of the Elizabethan Mansion House to provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners. This is a great opportunity to buy direct from the growers and to get free advice from the resident ‘Plant Doctor’. Full details to follow.

Tickets
Discounted admission rate:
£8.00 per person (adults and concessions) to include Garden entry. FREE to Friends

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event

 

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Meditation for Peace
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Nature for Wellbeing – Meditation for Peace with Keren Ghitis

As part of our 2020 Wellbeing Programme, experience the tranquility of the Italian Garden in a unique way whilst contemplating what matters to you.

Enjoy exclusive private access to the Garden before it opens to the public for a special meditation, activity and nature morning to mark the International Day of Peace.

The magical grounds are the perfect place to stop, reflect and experience the peace we wish for ourselves, our families and community. At the end, participants will be given a small plant to take home; a living, growing reminder of the day. You will also be able to stay and enjoy the grounds.

This one and a half hour event will include meditation and other mindfulness based activities.

Please bring cushions to sit on.

Prior meditation experience is not required; beginners welcome.

Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

Tickets
£20.00 per person
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission

Sep
27
Sun
2020
Southern Classics Society Car Show
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come along and admire a diverse array of classic cars parked on the South Lawn courtesy of the Southern Classics Society.

Included in Garden admission.

Oct
17
Sat
2020
A Spellbinding Halloween
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a bewitching trail full of spells, potions and mystery.

Details to follow

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Oct
22
Thu
2020
A Spellbinding Halloween – Terrifying Toadstools Workshop, 11am-12noon
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Terrifying Toadstool Workshop, 11am-12noon

As part of our Spellbinding Halloween activities, dare to discover the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms and mould.

With autumn being the best time to go in search of fungi, join one of the scientist from GardenLife Lab on a 1 hour exploration of the woodland in search of Dead Men’s Fingers, Honey Fungus, Magpie Inkcaps, and many more!

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£15.00 to include Garden admission
£9.00 for Friends

Advance booking required
Please wear suitable footwear and come dressed for the weather

A Spellbinding Halloween – Terrifying Toadstools Workshop, 1-2pm
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Terrifying Toadstool Workshop, 1-2pm

As part of our Spellbinding Halloween activities, dare to discover the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms and mould.

With autumn being the best time to go in search of fungi, join one of the scientist from GardenLife Lab on a 1 hour exploration of the woodland in search of Dead Men’s Fingers, Honey Fungus, Magpie Inkcaps, and many more!

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£15.00 to include Garden admission
£9.00 for Friends

Advance booking required
Please wear suitable footwear and come dressed for the weather

For more information about Charity events...

Opening times:
14 March – 1 November 2020
10am to 5pm daily (6pm at weekends from 1 May – 30 September and daily in July and August)

Click to see photos of our previous events, or upload your own on Instagram using #bordehillgarden

May
31
Sun
2020
Focus 10k Run for Chailey Heritage Foundation
May 31 all-day

Take part in the 2020 10K, 5K or Kids Mini-Mile run in the scenic parkland and stunning woodland at Borde Hill. Every pound raised will go to Chailey Heritage Foundation, a pionering local charity helping with education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

You can expect

  • Well marked trail course through park and woodland with a couple of steep hills
  • Choose between 5K (1 lap) and 10K (2 laps)
  • Children’s Mini Mile for younger participants
  • Chip timing
  • Souvenir t-shirts on sale
  • Souvenir water bottles and other goodies on sale
  • Support, and exciting incentives, to help you fundraise
  • Training advice and tips
  • New ‘Run for My School’ competition

On the day

  • Race village brimming with entertainment, food and drink for spectators and runners
  • Medal for every participant
  • Free goodies for every runner, including treats and discount vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Winners’ prizes
  • On tap water provided (please bring a bottle or a cup)

Timings

  • 08:30 Race Village Opens
  • 08:30 Race Registration Opens
  • 09:30 Mini Mile Race Start
  • 10:00 5K & 10K Race Start
  • 12:00 Prize Giving
  • 13:00 Race Village Closes

Prices:

Early Bird (for a limited time only)
Mini Mile: £6 + Booking Fee
5k: £12.50 + Booking Fee
10k: £18.50 + Booking Fee

Jun
6
Sat
2020
Course: Bumblebee Conservation in Gardens
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Bumblebee Conservation in Gardens

A course for anyone interested in understanding bumblebees and supporting their conservation in gardens.

During the 3 hour session, you will be introduced to the ecology and identification of bumblebees using a combination of presentations and field surveys.

You will learn how to observe and collect specimens, and have the opportunity to use field equipment and identification guides. We will discuss the nesting requirements and foraging preferences of difference species and identify important plant families to encourage them.

The course will be delivered by Joanne Carnell PhD, a qualified tutor from GardenLife Lab and includes both theory and practical elements. It will take place in the Garden Marquee and outside in the Garden. Suitable for beginners.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists

Joanne Carnell, PhD, is a biologist specialising in pollinator nutrition and insect conservation. She did her PhD at the University of Sussex and has been teaching biology and ecology for six years. She created and now runs the GardenLife Lab, whilst continuing research into ways to maximise garden biodiversity.

 

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Tickets
£25.00, to include Garden admission
£16.00 for Friends
Includes refreshments on arrival
Advance booking required

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit the Gardener’s Retreat Cafe located in the Garden.

Ticket price includes admission so you are welcome to explore the Garden at leisure before or after the course.

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Nature for Wellbeing: early-morning Mandala Yoga
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Nature for Wellbeing – Mandala Yoga on the South Lawn, with Keren Ghitis

Unwind from the stresses of everyday life whilst experiencing the tranquility of the Garden in a truly unique way. This one and a half hour outdoor yoga session will take place on the South Lawn prior to the Garden opening to the public.

The session will lift your spirits and help you find inner peace using poses and shapes inspired by nature and the beautiful garden surroundings. It will begin with individual yoga, moving into poses with another participant, finishing with group yoga.

After the session, you will be able to stay and enjoy the Garden at leisure.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome.
Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

In the event of wet weather, the yoga session will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Tickets
£20.00 per person
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 15 – Jun 26 all-day

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

Photo credit: Marianne Majerus
Photo credit: Marianne Majerus

Admire the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak; a real feast for the senses with 750 David Austin rose plants and 100 varieties filling the air with a glorious fragrance.

The Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996, contains the most valued and popular roses developed by David Austin, including Gertrude Jekyll, Winchester Cathedral and Graham Thomas. It also contains the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months in the UK including Olivia Rose Austin, Lady Emma Hamilton and Darcy Bussell.

Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, says “Jay Robin’s Rose Garden is undoubtedly the main highlight of the summer displays, with the sight and fragrance of over 750 David Austin roses being something to behold.”

Special Group Tours 
During Rose Celebration Weeks, groups (15+ people) are invited to book a weekday guided tour of the principal ground floor rooms of the Elizabethan Mansion House, decorated especially with roses. Contact our Group Bookings Manager on 01444 450326 for details.

Other Rose Celebration events
Wed 17 June, 11am: Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Fri 19 June, 10.30am: ‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses
Thur 2 July,10.30am: ‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant

Rose Plants & Specialist Gifts
Browse our plant nursery for David Austin roses, or take home a rose-themed souvenir from our gift shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.

Jun
19
Fri
2020
‘Growing the Most Beautiful Roses’ – Talk with Michael Marriott
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.

Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.

Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.

Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996

Tickets
£39.50 non-members
£31.60 (20% discount for RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
Advance booking required

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Jun
20
Sat
2020
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show – event postponed until summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm
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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at Borde Hill Garden.

Browse a spectacular variety of well-designed, inspirational and beautifully made arts and crafts in a large marquee on the Azalea Ring. Meet the designer makers and see examples of their work, including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, print making, textile art, woodwork and more.

Most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned and there will be craft demonstrations, including raku techniques and kiln firings.

Tickets
Included in Standard Garden admission (FREE to Friends)
Admission includes entry to the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Playground.
Dogs on leads welcome

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event

Tickets booked in advance will be fast-tracked on the day

Jul
2
Thu
2020
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, is bringing her Sussex Garden School to Borde Hill. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative workshops are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.

‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop – Thursday 2 July, 10.30-3.30

Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.

Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest. But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?

In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

Subjects covered:
Different types of rose plants – choosing, buying and planting roses – perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border – the practicalities of maintaining a rose border

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting

By the end of the day you will:

  • understand how to combine rose plants for beautiful effect
  • understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  • know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  • Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

The Group:
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.

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Tickets:
£90.00 (Early Bird £80.00 if booked before 15 May)
£72.00 (RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill)

Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com

Includes: Garden entry and illustrated handouts

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Wellbeing through Creativity Workshop
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wellbeing through Creativity – Workshop with Keren Ghitis and Sarah Frances

Enhance your wellbeing and find inner peace by tapping into your creativity during this unique three and a half hour writing, drawing and meditation workshop inspired by nature.

When we allow ourselves to let go of our ‘thinking mind’ we’re able to de-stress and use our intuition to find our inner creativity which is naturally there within us all.

Using the beauty of the Garden as inspiration, this fun and experimental workshop will lift your spirits with a series of meditation, creative expression and movement exercises designed to promote wellbeing and calmness.

After the workshop, you will be able to stay and enjoy the Garden at leisure.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome.
Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

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Tickets
£55.00 per person
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission and materials for the workshop

Jul
11
Sat
2020
Sussex Gin Fest 2020
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sussex Gin Fest 2020 @ Borde Hill Garden

The UK’s Biggest Gin Festival Returns to Borde Hill Garden on Saturday 11th July 2020. Tickets on sale now!

Bigger, better and with even more to experience and enjoy, celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Sussex, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique festival. With delicious hot and cold artisan food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and not forgetting our main stage with live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest festival tickets for 2020.

Set within more than two hundred acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate “living garden rooms”, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Following the success of Sussex Gin Fest 2019, we are delighted to be hosting the festival once again, with ticket holders gaining free entry into Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex produce is at the centre of this unique festival, but we will also be showcasing gins of the world with international culinary options to compliment them, and our ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small-batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. There will also be a local beer brewer on-site and some Sussex ‘fizz’ for you to try and when you need cooling down under the July sunshine we even have a gin and tonic sorbet to quench your thirst!

This event is only for people aged 18 and over.  Please drink responsibly.

Tickets

Early Bird: £12.50 (no booking fee when booked directly through the Borde Hill website)

By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined at: sussexginfest.com

Refund policy: No Refunds.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, the event is only for people aged 18 and over. Please make sure to bring ID if you look under 25, as we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy.

Are dogs allowed at Sussex Gin Fest?

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any animals. Exceptions will be made for guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other support animals.

Will there be any seating?

This is a standing ticket, but there will be lots of various options for seating provided during the event.

Jul
12
Sun
2020
Borde Hill Brass Festival
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring a picnic and relax in the Garden whilst enjoying a day of non-competitive brass band music from young and old alike, in association with the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association.

No judges, no prizes, just the joy of making and hearing great brass music.

Entry is included in Garden admission.

To enter the Borde Hill Brass Festival, visit the SCABA website for details and entry forms: scaba.co.uk

Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a guided Sensory Walk

Take sanctuary from today’s hectic world on a restful and restorative guided walk in the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill Garden.

Visiting gardens and spending time in the fresh air can enhance feelings of wellbeing whilst helping improve both physical and mental health. Whether living with sensory or physical impairment, our dementia-friendly walks provide an enjoyable experience for all.

This walk will take in the Garden’s colourful and highly scented Rose Garden, at its peak with 750 David Austin rose plants filling the air with fragrance. Visitors will be encouraged to get up close and to smell the different varieties, whist also being able to feel and touch the purple nepeta blooms surrounding the Rose Garden’s central pool, a favourite plant for buzzing bees and pollinating insects.

Take time out to relax and chat with like-minded people whilst reconnecting with nature through sight, smell and touch.

Tickets:
Included in Garden admission and bookable on the day on a first come, first served basis. Carers are Free

The Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility, whilst gentle slopes with hard surfaces allow wheelchair access. There are plenty of benches located throughout the Garden.

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Jul
18
Sat
2020
Kids Summer Fun: The Enchanted Woodland
Jul 18 – Aug 31 all-day

Let your children’s imaginations run wild this summer holiday as they explore the Woodland to discover sprites and mud creatures on an enchanting daily trail.

Includes activities on selected days throughout the holidays.

Details to follow

Jul
24
Fri
2020
Open Air Opera: Tosca
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: Tosca

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present Tosca by Puccini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Tosca is a must see for both newcomers and aficionados. Beautiful and breathtaking arias and rousing musical moments in Puccini’s magnificent score which flows like the incidental music to a film – introducing and reinforcing dramatic events.

This new production is set in Rome in the 1940’s and brings to light all of the tragedies that happen in relationships during a world of conflict.

The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in the life of Figaro. A joyful farce in which we witness the foibles and intrigues used to reveal the indiscretions of a philandeing nobleman, Count Almaviva. Some of Mozart’s most sublime music features in this bittersweet yet uplifting comedy. Opera Brava’s new production with an International cast and set in the Eighteenth Century will delight and enlighten you in this glorious production.

World class singing from Britain’s outstanding touring opera company. The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £30.00
Child: £10.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £95.00

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.00pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £95.00
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.00pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Aug
1
Sat
2020
The Artist’s Garden – Summer Exhibition
Aug 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Borde Hill has been an inspiration for horticulturalists and artists for generations and this summer we are proud to continue this tradition by displaying the artistic response to the beauty of nature, countryside and gardens.

Visitors will be able to explore the historical Garden, renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, where they will discover approximately 40 works by established and up-and-coming artists inspired by both flora and fauna.

In addition to an enticing selection of garden sculptures, the exhibition, sponsored by local employer, 1st Central, will also include a number of paintings and smaller works displayed within the Garden shop and Green Tree Gallery. Uniting the work is their common fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us.

Exhibiting artists to be confirmed.

Admission included in standard entry price.

Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

For more information, please contact us at sculptureandart@bordehill.co.uk

Aug
4
Tue
2020
Kids Summer Fun – Young Explorers Club
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all Young Explorers!

As part of our Kids Summer Fun activities, children aged 10-15 will have the unique opportunity to explore the Woodland with one of the scientists from GardenLife Lab.

During the 1 hour adventure, they will discover the life cycle of the woodland by investigating the strange world of minibeasts, joining a fungi hunt and learning the secrets of the trees, including the chance to do some bark rubbing.

This hands-on woodland exploration teaches ecology, fauna and flora identification, encouraging children to ask questions about the natural world.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£15.00 per child, to include Garden admission
£9.00 for Friends
Advance booking required

Aug
6
Thu
2020
Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for kids (7-11) – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for kids aged 7-11

This photography course will focus on capturing the summer sun through our camera lenses. Students will learn how their camera makes a photograph enabling them to take great close ups of Borde Hill’s amazing flowers and sculptures and sharp wildlife images of the bees and butterflies.

We will spend the majority of the class outdoors in the beautiful grounds capturing summer through our lenses together. We’ll find bright coloured flowers to photograph, learning how to blur our backgrounds, and take show-stopping action shots of one another and the birds & bugs in the park. Our students will put to use their new knowledge, using their camera settings and composition tips to create fun summer images to show off at home.

Tickets (kids 7-11)
£39.00
Camera rental £5.00
Advance booking required

Sharp Shots Photography Workshop for teens – Capturing Summer Sun
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Capturing Summer Sun – photography workshop for teens aged 12-15

This course will focus on capturing the essence of summer. Students will learn how their aperture, shutter speed and iso affect their images and make great photos.

We will teach our students how to use their camera settings creatively, making wonderful images of the summer through their viewfinders. We will work with aperture to blur the backgrounds behind the summer blossoms and shutter speed to capture the wildlife in the gardens of Borde Hill. We’ll look at famous photographers images together, discussing composition and how we can apply the same ideas in our own photographs. The majority of the lesson outdoors using our new knowledge to take stunning colourful shots representing summer at its best!

Bring a snack!

Tickets (teens 12-15)
£50.00
Optional additional DSLR camera hire fee £10.00
Advance booking required

Aug
9
Sun
2020
Bark in the Park
Aug 9 all-day

A fun day out in the Parkland for dogs of all shapes and sizes… and their families!

The day will include:

  • An arena with a Fun Dog Show and demonstrations
  • Have-a-go Agility
  • Scurry and Retrieve
  • Stalls selling dog or ‘country’ related merchandise
  • Stalls promoting dog related services e.g dog grooming
  • Dog Charity/welfare stands
  • Refreshments to include a BBQ, Ice-Creams, Vintage Bar and Coffee Van
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Refreshment stalls and family-friendly

Why not bring your four-legged friend and join in the fun.

Admission
£5.00 per car (including Friends of Borde Hill)

Aug
13
Thu
2020
Nature for Wellbeing: Light & Dark – Sleep Improvement Workshop
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Light & Dark Workshop – how time spent outdoors improves sleep

Why do we go to sleep late and struggle to get up on time? Before we used artificial lights, our sleep cycles were guided by the light of the sun.

During this 2 hour workshop, you will be able to experience the tranquillity of a summer’s evening at Borde Hill during a fun and relaxing walk through the Garden.

You will also discover the benefits of natural light for our circadian rhythms and learn how to maximise your sensory experience of natural light to help you reset your body clock and permanently improve your sleep patterns.

The workshop is delivered by a qualified tutor from GardenLife Lab and includes both theory and practical elements. It will take place in the Garden Marquee and outside in the Garden. Suitable for beginners.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£25.00
£16.00 for Friends
Includes refreshments on arrival
Advance booking required

Ticket holders are welcome to come along earlier in the day to explore the Garden at leisure, prior to the workshop beginning at 5pm.

The Gardener’s Retreat Cafe will be open until 5.30pm with the Garden closing to the public at 6pm. The workshop will finish at 7pm.

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Children's Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink

David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description:
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Performed on the South Lawn against the backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.
Running time: 2 hours

Booking essential

Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39

Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only
Age 7+

We are unable to offer refunds for this production

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Aug
22
Sat
2020
British Eventing Horse Trials
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day

We are delighted to welcome competitors, their supporters and spectators to the Borde Hill British Eventing Horse Trials, including Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping in the Parkland.

Free to Friends

Click here to visit the Borde Hill Horse Trials webpage.

Aug
23
Sun
2020
Porsche Club Great Britain
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Porsche Club, R23 Sussex Region, will showcase their members’ cars on the South Lawn. Included in Garden admission.

www.porscheclubgb.com

Aug
30
Sun
2020
Musical Picnics – Live music in the Garden
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Borde Hill’s Musical Picnics – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

FREE with Garden admission

Musical Diary:

12 July: Borde Hill Brass Festival, 10am-4pm
Regional bands come together to celebrate the sounds of brass music.

26 July: Melissa and Reece, 1-3pm
Brighton-based jazz and soul duo.

16 Aug: Quinto Latin Trio, 1-3pm
The lively rhythms of Brazil and Cuba mixed with a jazzy vibe.

30 Aug: Three Penny Piece, 1-3pm
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

6 Sept: Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm
The very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz. Part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Sep
6
Sun
2020
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of Harley-Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill Garden from the 1066 Chapter.

Featuring live music from the Miss Jones Trio, 12-2pm, singing the very best rock ‘n’ roll. blues, country and jazz.

Plus a barbecue and local ales available to purchase.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Sep
7
Mon
2020
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Sep 7 all-day

Join us when we open especially for the National Gardens Scheme charity… a perfect opportunity to enjoy our late summer colour whilst supporting the work on the NGS..

Normal admission charges apply, with all net proceeds going to the NGS.

 

Sep
13
Sun
2020
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Plant Fairs Roadshow  returns to Borde Hill Garden with a wide range of locally grown, garden worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is a collective of specialist nurseries who will be setting up their stalls on the South Lawn in front of the Elizabethan Mansion House to provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners. This is a great opportunity to buy direct from the growers and to get free advice from the resident ‘Plant Doctor’. Full details to follow.

Tickets
Discounted admission rate:
£8.00 per person (adults and concessions) to include Garden entry. FREE to Friends

RHS Members / Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event

 

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Nature for Wellbeing – Meditation for Peace
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Nature for Wellbeing – Meditation for Peace with Keren Ghitis

As part of our 2020 Wellbeing Programme, experience the tranquility of the Italian Garden in a unique way whilst contemplating what matters to you.

Enjoy exclusive private access to the Garden before it opens to the public for a special meditation, activity and nature morning to mark the International Day of Peace.

The magical grounds are the perfect place to stop, reflect and experience the peace we wish for ourselves, our families and community. At the end, participants will be given a small plant to take home; a living, growing reminder of the day. You will also be able to stay and enjoy the grounds.

This one and a half hour event will include meditation and other mindfulness based activities.

Please bring cushions to sit on.

Prior meditation experience is not required; beginners welcome.

Keren Ghitis is a Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist and a yoga teacher.

Tickets
£20.00 per person
Advance booking required
Ticket price includes Garden admission

Sep
27
Sun
2020
Southern Classics Society Car Show
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come along and admire a diverse array of classic cars parked on the South Lawn courtesy of the Southern Classics Society.

Included in Garden admission.

Oct
17
Sat
2020
A Spellbinding Halloween
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a bewitching trail full of spells, potions and mystery.

Details to follow

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Oct
22
Thu
2020
A Spellbinding Halloween – Terrifying Toadstools Workshop, 11am-12noon
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Terrifying Toadstool Workshop, 11am-12noon

As part of our Spellbinding Halloween activities, dare to discover the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms and mould.

With autumn being the best time to go in search of fungi, join one of the scientist from GardenLife Lab on a 1 hour exploration of the woodland in search of Dead Men’s Fingers, Honey Fungus, Magpie Inkcaps, and many more!

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£15.00 to include Garden admission
£9.00 for Friends

Advance booking required
Please wear suitable footwear and come dressed for the weather

A Spellbinding Halloween – Terrifying Toadstools Workshop, 1-2pm
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Terrifying Toadstool Workshop, 1-2pm

As part of our Spellbinding Halloween activities, dare to discover the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms and mould.

With autumn being the best time to go in search of fungi, join one of the scientist from GardenLife Lab on a 1 hour exploration of the woodland in search of Dead Men’s Fingers, Honey Fungus, Magpie Inkcaps, and many more!

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Tickets
£15.00 to include Garden admission
£9.00 for Friends

Advance booking required
Please wear suitable footwear and come dressed for the weather

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